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Bizarre thoughts, magical ideations, and voices from the unconscious: Exploring issues of anomalous experience

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dc.contributor.author Tamatea, Armon J.
dc.contributor.author Evans, Ian M.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-13T03:44:24Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-13T03:44:24Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Tamatea, A. & Evans, I.M. (2003). Bizarre thoughts, magical ideations, and voices from the unconscious: Exploring issues of anomalous experience. In Nikora, L.W., Levy, M., Masters, B., Waitoki, W., Te Awekotuku, N., & Etheredge, R.J.M. (Eds). The Proceedings of the National Māori Graduates of Psychology Symposium 2002: Making a difference. Proceedings of a symposium hosted by the Māori & Psychology Research Unit at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, 29-30 November 2002 (pp.81-86). Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10289/868
dc.description.abstract This project was initially concerned with the clinical interpretations of ‘bizarre’ or ‘magical’ ideations (i.e., statements considered to have little or no validity in our predominant western culture). The first study explored clinical assessment issues of who determines the validity of expressed beliefs and what kinds of criteria such decisions are based on in the mental health field. The present study examined a particular type of magical ideation, an auditory phenomenon involving claims that forward spoken conversation contains hidden backwards speech embedded in the vocal sounds. Thirty-two participants were invited to listen to various audio samples of the alleged phenomenon and provide interpretations of what was heard. Participants were assigned to four groups, each differing in the level of pre-emptive information. A comparative measure revealed that priming and suggestion could not be dismissed as alternative explanations of the reported effects. Clinical and social implications will be discussed. en_US
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dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Maori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato en_US
dc.subject Maori en_US
dc.subject psychology en_US
dc.subject clinical en_US
dc.subject magical ideations en_US
dc.title Bizarre thoughts, magical ideations, and voices from the unconscious: Exploring issues of anomalous experience en_US
dc.type Conference Contribution en_US


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